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Overcoming Physical Challenges in Pursuit of Passion

Season 1, Ep. 14

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne are joined by Deja Young, a 23-year-old track and field athlete who was born with shoulder dystocia that caused substantial nerve damage. As a college athlete, Deja learned of the Paralympic Games, set a goal for herself, and in 2016, Deja won two gold medals at the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. She’s here on the podcast to discuss how she overcame her physical challenges and to give tips and encouragement to others so they can do the same.

For more about Deja and other amazing influential athletes, read the blog post here.

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